Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

In the Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson [#627]

In_the_Court_of_the_Crimson_King_-_40th_Anniversary_Box_Set_-_Front_coverI first learned about King Crimson following the amusing Bill Bailey fronted Channel 4 docu-countdown-show Top Ten Prog which was broadcast at the height of the prog revival of the late nineties/early noughties.

Crimson King was the band’s first album, King Crimson then comprising of Robert Fripp  Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield. Over the years Crimson’s line up would change more often than I change my socks with other notable musicians such as Yes’ Bill Bruford and session musician Tony Levin turning up over the years. As a result of this frequent fluctuation of line up, it is difficult to find a sound that one can pin on their output as 100% identifiable King Crimson. Indeed, their heavy jazz influence makes most of their output inaccessible to me as after a while, for me, it starts to grate.

Even so, the variety of the sound and the diverse use of instruments make In the Court of the Crimson King is an album I enjoy listening to, however, the album is, sadly, not available on Apple Music. Licencing again eh?

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Big Terror Movie Themes – Geoff Love & his Orchestra (#188)

Big Terror Movie Themes – Geoff Love Big Terror Movie Themes - Geoff Love

There was a time when movies were exciting. Not like today where everything is predictable and only watchable once. In the 1970s big movie stars were thrown together in situations that could affect any of us, air crash, earthquake or building on fire. Indeed, terror was much better handled in those days. These days, I think because we’re all subjected to terror 24/365 through our news channels, terror movies don’t have the same impact. Furthermore, I think most movie studios are living in a perpetual state of terror worried that somebody might sue their disaster film for causing offence to victims of real disasters.

Anyway, here is good old Geoff again. This time with theme tunes from disaster and terror movies. Films given the Geoff Love treatment include: Jaws, Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Psycho and the Exorcist.

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